A Formless Field of Benefaction

Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi

Zen Mountain Monastery, 7/12/2020

Each morning, Zen practitioners around the world chant the Verse of the Kesa:
Vast is the robe of liberation
A formless field of benefaction
​I wear the Tathagatha’s teaching
Saving all sentient beings.
Referencing the words of Master Dogen, Shugen Roshi addresses this verse and its implications for all Mahayana Buddhists. As he says in the talk, we are all fully capable of engaging this path, just as we are, using just what is available to us in our own time and place.
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